6 Days
Activity Level
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Best Season
Travel Style
Tailor-Made Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • Long desert trekking in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir desert

  • Passing through 120 km of desert by foot during 5 days of Open air camp experiencing amazing visibility of stars in the night

  • Staying in desert guest house and socializing with locals

  • Taste of the local desert cuisine

  • Visiting the last remain of oases in Central Desert of Iran

REGION(S) Dasht-e Kavir (Iran Central Desert)
MEALS: 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Camp: 4 Nights, Guesthouse: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

This package is suitable for real trekkers wishing to have long desert trekking in Iran. The route that we chose was created by Adventure Iran and we’ve been doing this route for many years. Your adventure journey start from Yazd at 6:00 am and we will pick you up from the hotel you are staying at. After a 3 hours and a half drive to the heart of desert you will start your trekking from an old town which was a part of the ancient Silk Road route many years ago. From there you will have 5 days of trekking which is about 120 km distance which you’ll do by foot. You will be passing through a couple of villages which are the last of their kind in the desert with a few families living there and keeping their traditional life style. Also you will visit different type of desert terrain and seeing a variety of desert plants and trees according to your travel time. The route is designed to have a combination of different types of landscapes of sand dunes, mountains, flat desert and salt lake in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir. You’ll be only carrying your daypack and water and your personals stuff for the day and our crew of professional desert drivers with 4×4 vehicles will support you during the trek and an expert desert tour guide would be with the group. At the end of the trek on day 5 we will pick you up from the desert and transfer you to Kashan city which takes about 5 hours (450 km). We arrange your accommodation for Kashan which is a traditional guest house for the last night of your trip. The doable seasons are from September to May but the best time, climate and temperature wise is from October to December and March and April.

In this tour you will walk more or less on the same route that Sven Anders Hedin, the Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer and travel writer travelled by paddle steamer in 1886. He travelled to Persia twice in 1886 and 1890. In 1887, Hedin published a book about these travels entitled Through Persia, Mesopotamia and the Caucasus.


Day 1: Depart to central Desert -Start of Desert Trekking

We will drive to the starting point of the trek in Yazd and you will have a day long desert trekking in heart of Dasht-e Kavir desert having open air camp. Overnight stay in tent. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Continue the trekking toward the oasis

Today we will cover approximately about 5-7 hours (20-30 Km) walking. Overnight you will be staying in a traditional guest house in the heart of the desert and you will have access to a bathroom for this night. (B, L, D)

Day 3: The Sand dune & Mountain Formations

We will continue our trek along the desert mountains ridge which is quite interesting different with the last days. Overnight stay in the tent and you will have dinner in the camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Oases regions

We will continue our walk toward another oasis which is our last accommodation of our desert expedition trip. You will have dinner and overnight you will spend the night with villagers enjoying the silence of the oasis. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Salt Lake – Drive to Kashan

Your trek will be finished on this day and we will drive to Kashan. Overnight at traditional hotel in Kashan. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Departure

Today is the last day of your tour and travelers return back home according to their travel plan. For those who would like to stay longer in Iran or would like to continue their trip to Iran after finishing the tour, they have to check out today in 12:00 from the hotel in Kashan. Kashan is interesting city and we don’t include on this travel itinerary to make the length 6 days. If you could stay longer one more extra night and visit Kashan and return the early morning of day 7, please let us know in advance and we will try to book one extra night for you (B)

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